Midtown Films is currently producing The Silent Truth, a documentary which tells the story of nineteen year-old U.S. Army Private LaVena Johnson, who was found dead on the military base in Balad, Iraq in July, 2005. The United States Army ruled her death as a suicide resulting from a self-inflicted M-16 rifle shot wound.

Through interviews with Ms. Johnson's parents, Dr. John and Linda Johnson, this documentary tells the story of a family's struggle to find the truth, and to secure justice for their daughter. Dr. Johnson has maintained that from the day his daughter's body was returned to him, he had grave suspicions about the circumstances surrounding her death.

The plea of a military family

The plea of a military family

PFC John Borero died nine years ago, but his parents cannot know with certainty that the body returned to them is that of their son. Debbie DeMello speaks here on behalf of her family.

SBS Dateline on LaVena Johnson

SBS Dateline on LaVena Johnson

Award-winning journalist Ginny Stein of SBS Dateline in Australia reported on LaVena’s death and the issue of sexual assault in the US military. The program, “Dark Secrets,” aired on May 29, 2009 in Australia, but is still available for online viewing.